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“Kids vs. Aliens” is a short movie (68 minutes before end credits), and the kids of the title don’t meet the aliens until the picture is more than halfway over. There are strange story priorities for co-writer Jason Eisener, who hasn’t made a feature in over a decade, finding minor cult appreciation for 2011’s “Hobo with a Shotgun,” his ode to Troma Films and grindhouse entertainment. Eisner remains in this world for “Kids vs. Aliens,” which is as aggressive as “Hobo with a Shotgun,” hoping to wow viewers with a steady display of loud performances, garish lighting, and dialogue that’s basically just various expletives strung together. The writing isn’t too adventurous, and the endeavor barely makes time for the central showdown, with more attention put on adolescent woes than intergalactic threats. It’s certainly an active effort but always falls short of its potential, apparently saving the good stuff for a sequel promised at the end. Read the rest at


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